Friday, August 13, 2010

Welcome and...Did Someone Just Pour Out Your Tea? inaugural blog. I must admit I have never officially blogged before - commented on posts in Facebook and other websites, but have never originated a post that expressed a range of topics or thoughts that I intended for others to read and comment upon.

Let me first express this: I welcome every and all comments. I am not arrogant enough to believe my opinion on any subject is the gospel, so I look forward to viewing what the general population has to say on whatever mental vomit happens to project itself throughout this blog. At the very least, I would ask that personal attacks be left out and the guilty left anonymous to protect what's left of their misguided actions and statements.

On that note, I shall commence...

"Did Someone Just Pour Out Your Tea?"

It is amazing to me what people get upset over. Like the world just ended, cannot continue with life, I should just end it all now kind of angry - but over the most asinine things. I am guilty of the former, however, in my defense, those situations dealt with perhaps a more noble principle than what I will soon describe. But back to the story...A person threw a fit over someone pouring out their tea. Let me repeat that - A person (an adult and not a 5 year old child) threw a fit over someone pouring out their tea (a beverage derived from stewing tea leaves in water). The escapade ranged from the usual comments of, "Well, someone must have poured it out, 'cuz I didn't do it" to then repeated questioning of the same f'ing question.

"Did you do it?"
"No, I didn't. You already asked me that. I'm not changing my answer just because you asked me three times."
"Well, someone did it. Just tell me. Did you do it?"
"No. Why are you accusing me?"
"Because someone poured out my tea!"

Now, that's not the kicker. The best part came when it was suggested to just make some more.

"Uhh, I'm sorry someone poured out your tea. Can't you just make some more?"
"No! It takes 4 hours to make!!!"


Four hours to brew tea? What kind of tea is this? I will admit I know nothing about tea, besides that Lipton makes it with lemon and restaurants in the South serves cups of sugar with a little bit splashed in there, but c'mon! Four hours!? That tea had better give you superpowers or an immediate 'O face' because there isn't any drink that I would spend four hours to make that didn't do those things.

When questioned about what kind of tea takes four hours to make, the answer was a grumbled, incoherent stomping off, which still leaves me with the pressing question of what kind of tea actually takes four hours to make.

Now, there is actually some good that came out of this. A new idiom and addition to the English language. When you're pissed about something or see someone that's in a bad mood, you can say, "Did someone pour out your tea?" or "Wow. You look like someone just poured out your tea."

It actually has a nice ring and slides off the tongue quite well. More so than the "spilt milk" saying, which is just chastising anyway. At least mine presents an opportunity to inquire about someone's current mood and open a dialogue to their feelings.

I encourage all of you to use this new expression whenever you can, or make additions to it. Are there variations of "pouring out your tea?" Let me hear it!

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